The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 5, 1952 · Page 23
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 23

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, June 5, 1952
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•?i?m $j$* Spbrti Thursday, June 5, 1952 PAGE TWENTY-THREE ER-NOCNE YOU KNOW, JOE,' EXCUSE Ud round of play in the popular Baylown Little baseball program is scheduled Friday "night at 11 D/ivlr Park. • g£j{ F'dlH. *pj gs i pelton Giants and Lefty Prazier's Ear * \ictors in last Monday's curtain-raisers, tan gic aL ^ in a contest that will leave the winner all alone thman tangle at , top of the standings •., tOD 01 Uie ava^^nfe— L 5 p m. encounter finds Monday's losers—Bob Halton Cards and Len DeMaster ' s Dittman Dodgers— I • - O ff in a battle that sends the loser into the f, than 1000 fans were End last Monday, and Kanr are expected to watch IxeLe3guers m their second iTthe season. _ J * one gan^ is tar from ta season, it appears that : have an edge u» the hit- 'rrn-.ent. The Giants colts in beating the er Lefty Frazier re- vealed a fine pitcher in Bill Hearon, who set the Dodgers down with four safeties. Most of the boys were nervous because it was probably the first time in their life they had performed in any capacity before so many people. The caliber of play is due to improve plenty as the season moves along. There is no admission charge to any Little League game. LcARLLUNDQUIST |r YOHK, .Turn: 5 (IP—His 2K call him ihe "garbage 223 bitsy Bobby Shantz, L-xhe: in the majors, says FGJ me a physical freak." !•£•}• of competent suthori- P*5 c2ilir.s hirn the best •"2 the American League J£te 'cot. ievcr, inch lefty 12 Philadelphia A's, who "pi 150 pounds, won his Jit ga'me, 4 to 3. from |; Wednesday:.night.'. retiring row at one stage and -hit ball for the final ±K of Ms ninth straight tory for the oncoming Athletics as Eddie Joost supplied the big punch with a two-run homer, his third in six days, and his sixth of the year. And Shantz, the "mighty molecule" of the A's, still can't figure out* hoxv it has come about. He baffles the batters with an assortment of curves, knucklers, fast balls and a well-controlled change of pace. That's why the rest of "the A's call him the "garbage man' '— it's for the stuff with which he litters the plate. Boston, "with three of its new men —Hoot Evers. George Kell and relief pitcher Dizzy Trout — leading the __ way, took over first place NEW YORK, June 5 flfl- The most under-rated player in the Yankee lineup, Casey Stengel insisted, is hobbling Billy Martin, "a one-legged scavenger with enough fight in him to make him champion of the world.' ' _Martin. a constant chattering, 15S-pounder who broke his right leg in two places March 12, is the regular Yankee second baseman currently despite the fact that his leg isn't completely healsd "Look at him out there," directed Stengel. "Ke never knows when to give out. He's playing on one le^ but he doesn't want any svm- pathy. "he knows he ain't the world's greatest ball player but I never saw anyone put more into the game than he does. He's got a big league stomach, all right. "He doesn't care who the other pitcher is ... Lemon, Houtteman, Parncll. Porterfield. Pierce. Garver. Felier or Garcia. They're all the same to him.'He tells'you he can hit 'cm all and he ain't just poppin' off. He means it. I know. because I had him at Oakland and I saw the way he plays ball. '•Martin's what I call a scavenger ball player. He's not real smooth or anything like that and he can't compare with fGerry) Coleman. who had the job* before him. but he has a hundred ways of getting on base or stealing a hit off the other guy." SHU Prexy To Speak At Texas Prexy Of Bear Nine Hopes .To Draw 500,000 This YeVr / . minor league clubs 'all over the nation. * Howsam, \vno last year was named the outstanding minor league executive in the country" by the Sporting News, is anticipating an attendance of 500,000 at Bears Stadium this- year. " • The Bears, pride and joy of the West's most rabid baseball community, .already have drawn 113,117 fans in 18 home dates in the sizzling Western League race this season. "I! we stay in the running ' ; for ihe flag and have our share of good weather," Howsam • . said "the chances are good that we'll reach 500,000.' ' Denver's attendance is far above that of any other minor league team, with Seattle running second with just over 82,000. Seattle* was .the only club to. top Denver last year when it drew 465,727 to the Bears' 424,065. ' Credit,for ihe attendance boom is divided between the popularit} ^ B y JP ICK THARINGEE of the Grizzlies with Denver fans, DENVER, June 5 (I?)—Robert L. the lack of television in Denver (Deacon) Howsam, president and and Howsam's management of the general manager of the Denver club. The "33-year-old la Jara, Colo., farm boy who never played a game of professional baseball entered the national pastime after his discharge as a naval flier in World War II. A son-in-law of Sen. Ed C. Johnson, ; Howsam was appointed executive secretary of the re-organized Western League in 1947, when Johnson became league president. Later that year, Howsam,* his father Lee W. Howsam and Danny Menendez, now at the Toledo helm, took over the unspectacular Bears. A new stadium was completed in mid-season of 1948, and the Bears finished the year with 283,925 fans. In the next three seasons, Denver fell below the 400,000 mark only once when the Bears faltered into sixth place in 1950. This year Howsam wants to break the 1949 mark of 463,039. Howsam doesn't, go for freak "Bill Veeck" stunts,to fill his ball park. Fans don't go to the ball game to see any midgets, clowns, trapeze artist or fireworks, he pointed out, Tor the most part our .promo- are conservative," fie said. "We don't want to interfere with the, game. That's what "most fans to make the evening more enjoyable for them." •> <• / Attempting to give Denver , < the best team possible, How- | sam broke off a working agree- : meat with the Boston , Braves last >*ear and went out Into " the open market for talent. At present all but one player are owned outright by the Bears. The lone farmhand was optioned from Hollywood in the Pittsburgh chain, with whom the Bears have a limited 1 but so far unproductive agreement Another of Howsam's , trump cards is colorful Manager ,. Andy Cohen, The former major leaguer has caught the fancy of the Denver fans. In fact, he's the first Denver manager since the war to last more than one season, a sign of a mighty popular boss. Howsam hasn't formulated bis plans for television. TV hasn't hit the Rockies yet, and he says "we'll wait until , it's actually here." DALLAS, June 5 MV-Dr. Umphrey Lee, president of Southern at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, L By Oscar Fraley In the National League, Brooklyn moved two games ahead of second-place New York by defeating the Pirates, 7 -to 4. while Chicago topped the Giants, 6 to 2. The Cardinals blanked the Braves, 6 to 0 on"Cloyd Boyer's four hitter. And. the Reds outslugged the Phils. 10 to 8,"in a weird game in which each team had a seven run rally. -St. Louss at Washington in the American was rained out. Evers and Kell each hit two-ran homers. and drove in three runs apiece^ while Trout pitched steady relief ball to give Boston its triumph. Larry Doby drove in six rtms for Cleveland with a homer, triple, double, and single. Yogi Berra hit a two-run homer and a single as Ed Lopat pitched . seven-hit ball for his second Yankee victory- Ray Coleman and Sherman Lollar hit second inning homers^for Chicago, but Lopat had thn upper hand the rest of the way. • Carl Erskine held Pittsburgh to nine hits, including Ralph Kiner's eighth homer and his sixth in 12 games, while Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider hit homers TO supply Brooklyn's victory margin.' Rush, bidding for his fourth shutout, failed when the Giants scored their only runs in the fourth, but he went on to win his seventh ^straight game and his eighth of the year. Hank Sauer hit his 12th .homer for Chicago, in- creasing'his major league lead. The Reds put over two runs fn the eighth to clinch their bat-fest with the Phil£ as Bobby Adams collected four hits and Grady Hatton drove In four runs, three on a homer. WUIard Marshall, obtained Wednesday front the Braves, also homered for Cincinnati and drove in one of the eighth inning runs ry Doby of the Indians, who in a 13 to 11 losing cnu?e against the JRed Sox, drove in six runs with a homer, triple, double, and Airlines in America carried an passengers •v Bra^ocE inl951 - June <5 and here Thursday [s the heavyweight enamel the world—and they've nd month /or it. ^considered the month of z£ maybe it is symbolic marital or other |=s recall that it also is a there have been 17 egpt championship scraps. Mic: law of averages mean ,iis one should end in a • For of the 17 June title (^sre ended in kayoes. Only ' to a decision and but a foul. i-it cf these June en- sis came in the dying Mthe gay nineties when J- _Jsfiries flattened Bob Fitzsimmons in l& round in 1899. t^rs psssed before Tom- j. regarded rather lightly ^Pion. stretched " Bill -/Paris, in a successful •^, e '. AR<J Jt '•'•" 3 stVt until |3a m Park, that Jack pjtendcd the title in June decision over one • &e June action has -*ay as the procession _ £ 1330, Max Schmeling PSiarfcey for the vacant T^P^yed a thesplan of |> £ he von the title on "" on the deck and Jed pain. The storv • " T ttetal Protective de- 1^ kstily dented with a t-t^" e his claims. ' °t Junes after that d hands. Sharkey «s he decisioned 250-pound Primo it high atop his knocking out the dinner, said Thursday. Fred Hawkins. .El Paso professional golfer, accepted an invitation Thursdav to attend,the dinner Tris'Speaker, the first Texas athlete elected to the Hall of Fame will presenUplaque's for this - vear ' s awarSs to Bantam gan and the two daughters of Joe Routt, Texas A&M football star killed in action in World War II ,. ilum.- iji ^UUUL'K •« nowhere to decision front and June" era the title in June. at o and years knocked S brides who fantastic Tony to sle ^ Godoy, stiff. , Billy Conn. -^r, he added rounds Walcott " as to have June KJLJ^ .as""OKsTgo •SSL 11 ** .™ Philadel- feS?SS!S tssed i^ l Jeraey Joe fcs. ^* Iflft *-.l_T ***"»7 ** vJC* VV> ***c t»)fMn«* _. .5 i. • **J1V4 O.U. starched Music to the ears: "Of course, your policy covers that." : Let us you plant a complete in- Mirance propram that \vi\l assure 1 that answer. S?e us this week. AUTOMAT/0 WASHER WHAT A DIVIDEND! 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